Land and Environment Court Reporter: Edition 1 2014

We work in conjunction with Local Government NSW to draft the Land & Environment Court Reporter, which summarises recent Land & Environment Court decisions. The Land & Environment Court Reporter is a useful tool to keep up-to-date with decisions in the Land & Environment Court, how Commissioners are interpreting planning controls and how judges are…

Mining development applications: benefits vs impacts

In its recent decision dismissing an appeal against the Land and Environment Court’s refusal of a proposed mine extension, the NSW Court of Appeal has in effect agreed with the LEC’s criticism of economic modelling used to support the Warkworth mine extension application, with implications for economic evidence for future development applications. Mining company Warkworth Mining…

How do Australian environmental laws compare?

Have you ever considered how Australia’s environment and climate change laws compare to the laws of other countries? Understanding the differences between Australia’s environmental laws and the laws of other countries is important because: An increasing number of companies operating in Australia are also operating in other countries. Multi-national corporations will have environmental obligations in…